Nissan makes the brawny Titan in S, SV, SV Midnight Edition, Pro-4X, and Platinum Reserve trim levels. Two cab configurations are offered: extended King and regular Crew. While the S and SV can be had with either cab style, the Pro-4X and Platinum Reserve are only made with the Crew Cab. Every trim has a 5.6-liter V8 engine that puts out a pleasing 400 hp and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission feeds power to the standard rear-wheel drivetrain.
Four-wheel drive is standard on the Pro-4X and available for the other trim levels. Towing caps at an impressive 11,033 pounds, making the ’23 Titan great for professional use or recreation, as it can pull a good-sized trailer. As for fuel economy, the EPA has officially estimated that RWD Titans achieve 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. With 4WD, the city fuel economy decreases by a single mpg with the S, SV, SV Midnight Edition, and Platinum Reserve. The Pro-4X is rated at 15 city/20 highway.
The S makes a fine work truck, with its remote keyless entry, fixed cargo bed tie-down points, overhead LED cargo bed lights, a dash-mounted 12-volt power outlet, and USB-A and C ports. It’s also equipped with push-button start, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a six-speaker sound system. The SV adds pre-wiring for off-road lighting, LED taillights, and heated and power-adjustable side mirrors.
The SV Midnight Edition shows off unique black accents while adding a huge roster of amenities such as remote start, Intelligent Key (proximity entry), LED headlights and daytime running lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front captain’s chairs with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear AC vents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, illuminated vanity mirrors, a center console-mounted 120-volt power outlet, adjustable mood lighting, a lockable rear-seat cargo organizer, a fold-flat rear floor, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and two rear USB-A ports. It also gets some features that pickup fans are sure to appreciate: a power-sliding back window, LED tailgate illumination, a rear bumper assist step, manually extendable tow mirrors with turn-signal indicators and puddle lights, a Class IV tow hitch receiver, and bed upgrades in the form of a factory-applied spray-on liner, a Utili-track channel system with two tie-down cleats, a 120-volt AC power outlet, and LED under-rail lighting.
The Pro-4X presents an especially rugged nature with its skid plates, front tow hooks, Bilstein off-road shocks, LED fog lights, and two-tone exterior paint. Aside from that, it gets trim-specific embroidered cloth seats with contrast stitching, and some infotainment upgrades: a 9-inch touchscreen, navigation, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While it receives many of the SV Midnight Edition’s premium contents, it lacks the tow mirrors, puddle lights, power-sliding rear window, Utili-track channel system, bed-mounted 120-volt power outlet, LED under-rail lighting, tailgate illumination, rear bumper assist step, remote start, and heated front seats. Those amenities can all be added back as options, however.
The Platinum Reserve gets the full spectrum of deluxe equipment, starting with getting the Pro-4X’s list of optional items as standard features. It also has premium leather seats (ventilated in the front row), a heated steering wheel, a power passenger seat, heated rear outboard seats, auto-dimming and reverse gear tilt-down side mirrors, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, metallic kick plates, a high-end Fender audio system with 12 speakers and a subwoofer, and position memory for the side mirrors, driver’s seat, and steering wheel. It should be noted that many of those superior amenities are available for the lesser trims as options.
The ’23 Titan stands out from its full-sized pickup brethren since it has the most standard safety technology in its class. The S comes with intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, reverse automatic braking, automatic high beams, hill start assist, trailer sway control, and driver attention alert.
The SV adds adaptive cruise control and is eligible for front parking sensors, trailer brake control, and trailer light check (which are all standard in the SV Midnight Edition). The Pro-4X’s also gets adaptive cruise control, along with traffic sign recognition and hill descent control. Like the SV, it qualifies for the SV Midnight Edition’s optional upgrades, as well as a surround-view camera. The Platinum Reserve gets all of the above except for hill descent control.